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TEMPERANCE REFORM.                                  35
4:1                      8s. 78. & 4s.
1   SONS and daughters of the pilgrims,
Who of noble birth are proud, Lo ! the glorious cause of temp'rance
For exertion calls aloud; While the monster still within the land is found.
2       See ! the loathsome drunkard reeling !
Hark ! the cries of weeping friends ! Hear the mother, children, pleading, Heaven relief would quickly send.
3       O thou great and mighty Saviour,
Speed Thee on the glorious day, When the powerful arch deceiver,
Shall no more his wrath display ; Then our cause shall gain a universal sway."
42                           L. M.
1            LO ! Zion droops—in vain—in vain, Her temple gates are open'd wide ; Intemperance blights her fair domain, And lures its thousands from her side.
2  In vain her watchmen cry aloud, And urge their plea with many tears ; They cannot pierce the drunken crowd, Who shun God's house and close their ears.
3  Lovers of Zion! foes of hell,
Ye who for Christ count all things loss ; Strengthen our hands, we seek to swell The bloodless triumphs of the cross.
4  Rouse from year slumber, catch our zeal, Our weapon is the written word ;
Our only guerdon Zion's weal, Our aim, the glory of the Lord !
Anderton.
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